If you pan the map so that it is centred on a different point the starting location used by the search bar changes to this point. So
you can pan the map, and just click 'New search' to show places around that location. This will also remember the current
Key to map icons
Each town/parish is identified by an icon on the map. A different colour is used for each society that has been associated
with a town/parish.
If the place has not yet been associated with a society a dark grey icon is used for the current county, and a light grey
icon for those in neighbouring counties.
The icons used for places for which we have an exact location have a teardrop
shape. If we only have an approximate location (within 1 kilometre), a square icon
is used. If we have not yet decided in which township or parish a place was located
a square icon with nibbled edges is used.
The marker for places with an approximate location is placed at a random location within a 1 Km square on the map.
The number in the icon is provided to make it easier to find individual places using the list of place names under the map. Each
society has its own range of numbers.
You can also see the name of the place by holding the mouse over the relevant icon.
Further information about a place
Click the icon for an individual place and an information box will appear. This contains links to further information about the
place (unless we have not yet associated it with a parish or township), and links for further searches centred on that place.